The gunman who killed eight at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was a ‘Brony’ obsessed with the children’s cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, who was allowed to legally purchase rifles despite having his own shotgun seized.
Brandon Scott Hole, 19, never had a competency hearing after police seized his gun over suicide concerns last year under Indiana’s ‘red flag’ gun law, records show.
If a judge had found him dangerous or incompetent at the hearing, Hole would have been barred from buying another gun. If not, his shotgun would have been returned to him under state law.
Public records show his gun was seized last March 3, after his mother called the authorities over concerns Hole had said he wanted to commit ‘suicide by cop’. However, the nation then went into lockdown as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the globe, closing courts, which may explain why he never received a hearing.
Meanwhile, investigators continued to seek a motive in the massacre as Hole’s bizarre final Facebook post offered little insight on what drove him to the shooting.
CNN host Chris Cuomo says that there won’t be police reform or gun control until “your kids start getting killed. White people’s kids start getting killed.”
Cuomo’s solution is not something that should be put out in the universe given how Black Lives Matter militants have repeatedly claimed that they want to achieve their goals by “any means necessary.”
“Shootings, gun laws, access to weapons. Oh, I know when they’ll change,” said Cuomo during a monologue on his show Cuomo Prime Time. “[When] your kids start getting killed. White people’s kids start getting killed.”
Cuomo went on to mock white people with a bizarre fake accent.
“What’s going on with these police? Maybe we shouldn’t even have police,” he said.
The 19-year-old former FedEx employee suspected of killing eight and wounding five people during a rampage at an Indianapolis warehouse was questioned by the FBI last year after his mother claimed he had suicidal ideas.
Police responded to the massive FedEx facility southwest of the Indianapolis international airport late on Thursday. They found multiple casualties and the suspect dead, of what they said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He was identified by the media – but not yet by the authorities – as Brandon Scott Hole, who worked at that FedEx facility but was fired last year.
Paul Keenan, FBI’s special agent in charge at the Indianapolis office, confirmed on Friday that the suspect had been interviewed by the Bureau’s agents in April 2020.
“In March 2020, the suspect’s mother contacted law enforcement to report he might try to commit ‘suicide by cop’. The suspect was placed on an immediate detention mental health temporary hold by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. A shotgun was seized at his residence,” Keenan said in a statement.
The email was sent by Cindy NG, the director of the Asian American Activities Center, and signed by several other dean-level personnel as well as 14 other professors.
According to Campus Reform, the letter reads, in part:
“the recent exponential increase in violent attacks has been fueled by a former president who blamed the COVID pandemic on the Chinese.”
“anti-Asian racism and violence must be addressed in the context of dismantling structural and institutionalized systems created to maintain white supremacy.”
“We have a right to be angry, we have a right to demand justice. We know that anti-Asian racism and violence must be addressed in the context of dismantling structural and institutionalized systems created to maintain white supremacy. We are committed to this work.”
The New York Times reported on March 27 that Syrian-born Colorado mass shooter Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa had been on the FBI’s radar before he murdered 10 people in a grocery store.
“The suspect’s identity was previously known to the F.B.I. because he was linked to another individual under investigation by the bureau, according to law enforcement officials,” the Times says.
According to a police affidavit, six days before Alissa shot 10 people to death, he purchased a pistol. That would have required him to pass a federal background check also run by the FBI. It seems the FBI is not very good at this “stopping mass shooters” thing.
This is not an anomaly in the FBI’s history. It in fact appears to be a pattern of negligence. During the Barack Obama presidency, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., grilled FBI Director James Comey about the “known wolf” problem — of 14 Islamist attacks in the U.S. during Obama’s tenure, the FBI had been aware of at least 12 before the violence erupted, and did nothing.
For example, the 2009 Fort Hood shooter, who killed 13; the Boston Marathon bombers of 2013 who killed three and injured 264; and the Pulse nightclub shooter who killed 49 people and wounded 53 more. All were known to the FBI and several had been interviewed by the FBI before they went on killing sprees.
The FBI had also been warned numerous times about the Parkland, Florida school shooter, before he killed 17 and injured 17 more in 2018. It also knew beforehand about the 2018 Nashville, Tennessee Waffle House shooter, who killed four and injured two more, and the 2020 Nashville RV bomber.
While the FBI has been failing to stop terrorist attacks by known threats like these, it has conducted numerous political operations on behalf of Democrats. The ones we know about include Crossfire Hurricane‘s use of federal spy power to affect election outcomes and prevent effective governance by elected Republicans. That operation included spying on Fox News.
In 2020, the FBI sent 15 agents to investigate a rope tied in a loop that hysterical people alleged was a “noose” after a black NASCAR driver was assigned a garage with the rope as its door pull. The FBI investigation determined the rope had been in the same shape and spot since at least 2019.
In 2019, the FBI executed operation “Varsity Blues” to shame rich people who attempted to buy their children entry into ruling class universities by means other than gobsmackingly expensive prep schools and SAT tutors.
The FBI also appears to have entrapped people into a ridiculous plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, by inserting agents into their social group who presented the plan and got them to appear to go along, at least on FBI recordings. The same appears to be happening with Democrats using the Jan. 6 riot to have the FBI investigate and prosecute their political opponents among the hoi polloi.